His Holiness Pope Francis:
1. has made the provision to amalgamate the Archdiocese of Ottawa and the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall into one ecclesiastical circumscription and to create the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall;
2. has appointed the Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, S.J., currently Archbishop of Ottawa and Bishop of Alexandria-Cornwall, as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall
3. has appointed the Most Reverend Marcel Damphousse, currently Bishop of Sault Ste-Marie, as Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall.
The Most Reverend Marcel Damphousse will begin his new position on June 16, 2020. A new Bishop for the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie has not yet been appointed.